George Percival

Brief Life History of George

When George Percival was born on 6 March 1764, in Ince, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Percival, was 48 and his mother, Mary Birch, was 44. He married Mrs Elizabeth Percival on 24 October 1810, in Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Ince, Cheshire, England in 1765. He died on 1 August 1839, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ince, Cheshire, England.

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Family Time Line

George Percival
1764–1839
Elizabeth
Joshua Percival
1790–
Joseph Percival
1796–1868
George Percival
1797–1829
Thomas Percival
1807–1868
William Percival
1808–1809
William Percival
1810–1814
Ellen Percival
1812–
William Percivall
1830–1831

Sources (96)

  • William Percival, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Percival, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Percival, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English:

from the Middle English and Old French personal name Perceval, first found as the name of the hero of an epic poem by the 12th-century French poet Crestien de Troyes, describing the quest for the holy grail. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be associated with the Gaulish personal name Pritorīx or it may be an altered form of the Celtic name Peredur (see Priddy ). It seems to have been altered as the result of folk etymological association with Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + val ‘valley’.

(of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places called Perceval in Calvados, Normandy (France).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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